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Schwing America, Inc. Fritz-Pak Corporation
Pavement
NRMCA Senior Vice President, Local Paving, Julie Buffenbarger recently spoke to decision makers in Cincinnati and Columbus on the recently implemented U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 reporting requirements. The programs were hosted by the Ohio Concrete Association’s Southeast/Central and Southwest regional promoters, Lisa Weaver Moon and John Davidson, respectively.
Association & Industry News
The preliminary estimate of ready mixed concrete produced in September 2016 is 32.3 million cubic yards, 2.5% lower than that in September 2015. The estimated production through September is 259 million cubic yards, 3.1% higher than that during the same period in 2015.
 
Ready mixed concrete production is estimated from cement shipments reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. Additional details, including quarterly production by state, is available for NRMCA members here.
WAM USA, Inc. Putzmeister America, Inc.
Buildings
The Build with Strength building promotion program, in partnership with the Arkansas Ready Mixed Concrete Association (ARMCA) will presented a 6-credit hour Concrete Value and Innovations Seminar to architects, engineers and contractors in Little Rock tomorrow (Thursday, December 1). NRMCA Vice President, Sustainability, Tien Peng along with Senior Director, Innovations, Michael Wymant will present the significant value of concrete in mid-rise construction. The seminar will explore:
• Emerging trends in housing and development;
• Innovations in concrete construction;
• Case studies that showcase building value generation;
• Economical design of concrete wall and floor systems; and
• How to utilize existing, free resources to design structures.

The group will also be encouraged to utilize NRMCA’s Concrete Design Center which is a resource to assist design professionals with cost estimating, structural support, energy analysis and life cycle assessments.

Build with Strength is a coalition led by NRMCA that promotes concrete building systems through communications, project promotion, education and advocacy. Click here to register for this seminar. For more information, contact Tien Peng at 206-913-8535 or tpeng@nrmca.org.
BASF Construction Chemicals True Dispatch
OES
Last week, Judge Amos L. Mazzant with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, issued an order granting a preliminary injunction to halt the implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime compensation regulations in their entirety, which were slated to take effect December 1, 2016.
In mid-May, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized a rule to change the process and timeline for recordkeeping and reporting of annual injuries and illnesses at the workplace, as well as new standards for anti-retaliation by employers for employees reporting those injuries and illnesses.
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. The Euclid Chemical Company McInnis USA, Inc. Xypex Chemical Corp
Calendar
*Please note that e-mail and direct links to each event listed below can be accessed from NRMCA's Web site.

December 1, Webinar
Introduction to Concrete Pavement Analyst (CPA) Software
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

December 6 - 8, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module II: Customer Business Knowledge
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
December 12, Atlanta 
Regional ConcreteWorks Lower Atlantic Region
Email: Tamara Waugh, 240.485.1132  
 
December 13 - 16, Anaheim, CA *Sold Out
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
December 13, Webinar
Designing and Specifying Pervious Concrete Parts I (Part II is December 20)
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
December 15, Gettysburg, PA
Regional ConcreteWorks Atlantic Region
Email: Tamara Waugh, 240.485.1132
 
December 15, Free Webinar
Meeting new LEED v4 product transparency requirements with system verified EPDs
Email: James Bogdan, (412) 420-4138  
 

Promotion
Nominations are now open for the NRMCA Promoter of the Year Award, Affiliate Promoter of the Year Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Promotion. The deadline for submitting nominations is Thursday, December 15. These awards will be presented at NRMCA’s 2017 Annual Convention, March 4-6 in Las Vegas. Nominees for Promoter of the Year must be current employees of NRMCA Producer member companies; nominees for the Affiliate award must be employees of the affiliate and have worked in the industry for at least five years and nominees for the Lifetime Achievement Award must be former employees of NRMCA member companies who are retired or deceased.

You can help industry promotion champions get deserved recognition by nominating them for these prestigious awards. The most recent award winners are Zach Rich, Silvi Concrete (Promoter of the Year); Andrew Marks, Puget Sound Concrete Specifications Council (Affiliate Promoter of the Year); and Mike Shydlowski (retired from BASF, Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013).

Click here for more information and nomination forms. You may also contact NRMCA's Glenn Ochsenreiter at 1-888-846-7622, ext. 1140 or by e-mail, glenn@nrmca.org.
Quad-Lock Building Systems Ltd. CarbonCure Technologies Inc.
2017
 
January 10 - 12, Orlando, FL
NRMCA Dispatcher Training Forum
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
January 17 - 19, Kissimmee (Metro Orlando), FL
Effective RMC Supervisor Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
January 18, Sacramento, CA
Improving Concrete Quality
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
January 19, Ontario, CA
Improving Concrete Quality
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
January 24 - 26, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module III: General Business Knowledge
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
January 24 - 27, Kansas City, MO
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
February 6 - 10, Salt Lake City
Regional "Short Course"
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
February 21 - 24, Atlanta
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
March 4 - 6, Las Vegas, NV
Annual Convention
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
March 20 - 22, Atlanta
NRMCA Safety Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

March 21 - 23, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module IV: Professional Sales Skills
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
April 25 - 28, Seattle
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
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